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Rats shown to feel regret over bad decisions

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Rats experience regret when their actions make them miss out on better food options, a study has found.

It is the first time regret has been identified in mammals other than humans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27716493

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Don't we all...Don't we all... ;)

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well maybe after so many years of hearing people quoting that line 'you dirty rat' they took it to heart.

ok probably not

anyway i'm having a hard time being empathic toward a rat. i super duper hate rodents.

sorry :lol:

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Domestic rats can be pretty cute:

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they make my skin feel all creepy crawly

no thanks

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Now I imagine them worrying about careers and bad marriages lol

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Just so we're clear on how this monitoring is done, here's a similar experiment titled; Neural coding of reward magnitude in the orbitofrontal cortex of the rat during a five-odor olfactory discrimination task

These tasks involve "the localization of tetrode recording sites", and here's a picture of what that actually looks like courtesy of this Stanford University website;

optetrodepic.jpg

yeah, I got your regret right here.

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